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Shanghai University commemorates 100th birthday Updated:2022-10-24


Shanghai University commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the school, Oct 23, 2022. [Photo provided to]

Shanghai University held a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the school on Sunday.

Founded on Oct 23, 1922, the university was the first college led by the Communist Party of China in the country and has been an important part of China's revolution and education since then.

As one of the top colleges in the country, Shanghai University now offers 12 academic disciplines, with 10 of them being among the top 1 percent of Essential Science Indicators (ESI), an international database for emerging science trends.

Liu Changsheng, the president of Shanghai University, said in his keynote speech during the commemorative event that the university has always strived to cultivate outstanding students with well-rounded capabilities for the society.

During the event, Shanghai vice-mayor Chen Qun pointed out that the university has cultivated a batch of excellent talents in various fields and also made important achievements in scientific research. He added that he hopes the school will continue its efforts to become a world-class university and cultivate talents who will contribute to national rejuvenation.

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